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Tails Butt Rotor by darkspeeds


Credit goes to Brawkinthefamily.com. I randomly found this on Facebook and couldn't help but share it. :D

The animated version will make full sense of the joke but deviantART couldn't display animated GIF's of this nature on journals. Click here to see Tail's butt in action! lol


Anyways I've just finished penciling pages 3 & 4 to Sonic Boom: Unwrapped! I'm pretty chuffed with the results. = ) Right now I'll have to get my ass back into uni-work mode - got some assignments to finish off. Enjoy your week everyone!



:star: Burnbot Wants Revenge!


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:star: I Got The Masterplan!!


It's been raining all day in San Francisco. I couldn't do much other than draw... And this is what I came up with!


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Anyways, after watching 'The Wind Rises' with Svend Joscelyne (aka Dreadknux, creator of The Sonic Stadium and The Summer of Sonic) who came to visit San Francisco for business I was pleasantly surprise to see this trailer:





I'm going to make an effort to watch Ernest & Celestine tomorrow morning. The animation is gorgeous, the concept is heart-warming and the music is divine. It's already received plenty of praise and awards from some of the harshest critics out there, I'm sure I will benefit from watching this. 


In fact this children's/all ages feature film brings me back wonderful memories of my childhood watching cartoons after school - Barbar was one of them!

I'll let you know my thoughts on the film tomorrow! For now here's a lovely shot of the two main protagonists of the film:


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(Their watercolor art style is absolutely gorgeous!)




:star: I Ran Out Of Ideas... O.O


As I left for San Jose to visit my friends two weeks back I remembered thinking right after I finished my Perspective class: "Awesome! Two-point perspective, this should be a breeze! I'm sure I can come up with something while I'm visiting Evan and Devin for the weekend. :)


Fast forward to last night and I flabbergasted at how I couldn't come up with a concept that was brilliant and, at the same time, satisfying enough for me to enjoy the drawing process. I only had 18 hours till my assignment was due and I was kinda knocking myself on the head with disappointment and frustration at why I couldn't produce an idea that I was happy to work with.


When all else fails, just shoot for something that you really enjoy drawing - in my case - Sonic the Hedgehog. To be more precise, Sonic Boom.


With very little time in my hands I had to think of something real quick, one that would be captivating enough for me to focus all night and morning.


Then I remembered the this concept artwork from the Sonic Boom team:


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I still get such a sweet sensation tingling inside me whenever I see this artwork. It's so strong, so captivating that it makes me want to LIVE and BREATHE there. I want to go and explore such an amazing setting! It speaks to me of an exciting village hidden in an island just off the coast, delve deep into the mountainous jungle and there you'll find a lost paradise of ruins, hidden gardens, rustic bridges and waterways, clever civilization that recycles junk to create and refurbish architecture and landscapes and surprisingly temperate weather!


I got inspired by the idea to draw a different section of this work in progress setting for the Sonic Boom video game series. I had to use another reference to help me out. Then I remembered the island!



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Yeah! How about I draw the port of this fantastic village hidden on the island? And so I began the drawing process: gathering more reference material, class notes on how to do two-point perspective and all the tools I need to get the job done.



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At this point in time it was around 12AM, I had to call it quits after drawing for 6 hours (alot of the time for this segment was dedicated to gathering reference material to work with, planning on the composition, and working out the corrective perspective points and measurements). 


I work up at around 5AM this morning, ate my brekky, watched a bit of the news and got straight back to drawing (with speed)!


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Just before I show you the final here's a quick look at what it looked like in thumbnail form:

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Now then, 6 hours later... After touching up on the details to the buildings... And after checking up on all the corrective measures for the two point perspective applied to the artwork... Here's the finished drawing! Ooo! The sun's up! lol


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Hope you enjoyed this little sneak peak on my drawing process for an assignment of this nature. Get inspired and get drawing. ;)


Oh and also! If you didn't know who those characters are other than Sonic, Tails, Amy and Knuckles well here's my reference. 8-)

Sonic Boom characters from TV series by darkspeeds

I want to call those hippos Gin and Tonic. And as for the fisherman dude, I'll call him Bobby for now. XD ;)



 
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:icontea-bug:
tea-bug Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Your pencil work is gorgeous *_*
(I just wanted to also say I enjoy your journal entries & hearing about your course work)
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoy them! ;)
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CHICAGO-PD-STARS Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
:lmao:
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missyuna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that explains so much, I've actually been wondering about that,but now one my deepest questions are answered!
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You learn something new everyday Missyuna. ;)
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Specter1997 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
As awesome as always Elson~ :D

And that gif XD :icondatassplz:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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Specter1997 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:rofl:
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
:iconitalylolwutplz:
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akessel92 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I alway thought tails had some sort of joint on his tail bones.
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CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh my goodness! That explains a lot about tails! I was actually just thinking about how his tails don't get tangled up today!xD How funny that you posted this today! lol
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glitcher Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, DS. Now the image of Tails' spinning butt is burned into my mind forever. There are some things you just shouldn't share. (Then again, I've done worse.)
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CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow,this all looks great Elson! I'm loving all the concepts! To be able to draw all those hours must be great! I want to be able to do that like i used to!xD I just got my first job and i'm trying to learn how to balance both =w=;; 
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Specter1997 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And now, shit just get real! lol 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
You`re on a roll Elson!!! :dummy:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot! Gonna be drawing Sonic in a Spanish matador costume!
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Now THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I still get such a sweet sensation tingling inside me whenever I see this artwork. It's so strong, so captivating that it makes me want to LIVE and BREATHE there. I want to go and explore such an amazing setting! It speaks to me of an exciting village hidden in an island just off the coast, delve deep into the mountainous jungle and there you'll find a lost paradise of ruins, hidden gardens, rustic bridges and waterways, clever civilization that recycles junk to create and refurbish architecture and landscapes and surprisingly temperate weather!

Call it a feeling, but I think when you do get here in a playable Sonic Boom you are going to analyze this place from one corner to the next and screenshot it giving info on what this does and how it works. I would not be surprised if you did a series based entirely off the tropical island theme villages. Perhaps creating your own island village or town based off your memories of where you went to. Putting your own spin on it.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you have played Uncharted: Drake's Fortune you will get a sense of the island landscape and design that I'm aiming for - combined with the elements seen in concept artwork from the Sonic Boom series. ;)
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I never played it but I have seen the whole walk through of it and I do love the story of the Uncharted series. So with that in mind I think I do have a idea what it is you are aiming for and I like it very much. 8-)

I can see the detail will be off the chain!!! :d
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to know that you know about the game and what's to be expected in the comic! ;)
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Of course following you for the years that I have. Never been disappointed at all. I've always been delighted by you and your passion in and for your work. :thumbsup:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! 8-)
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Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
8-) :thumbsup:
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LilFluff Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Double whoa. Your drawing, wow. I love getting to see the process leading up to the result. And the film trailer? I hadn't heard anything of Earnest and Celestine before and now I can't wait for it to come out.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished watching that film, it's simply adorable, captivating and a joy to watch. 
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Specter1997 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That... takes a bloody lot of time, you must have been very tired~ 
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thefirezion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
crazy good
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SONICJENNY Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh woow your nuts t to be drawing over then 14 hours but then again
Is your love for art that kelp u going Elson
I love what u did and is coming out Gorgeous
Can't wait to see it color
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jayfoxfire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Sweet! You draw better background then I do. XD
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Just to ask becuase I know most people are confused. Is Marine in the game?! 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's unconfirmed at the moment. = )
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Tankies though!!!
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Speedy375 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That is mighty impressive! It is amazing how when we get that deep inspiration it just explodes out and makes something amazing. Well done for a time crunch hehe.
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EliseBellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Woah! There is a lot of work behind this! :aww: So many details!
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconjawdrop:  so beautiful...
that perspective is really awesome.
Do you finalize details for the stuff in the front before tackling/fleshing stuff further back?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I usually go about it that way - I deal with foreground elements as well as focal points before moving to the background.

Sometimes I work backwards, it really depends on my mood during the day. = )
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BARproductions Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how about drawing a Furry FanComic version of Axe Cop. Speaking of Fan Comics, you ever read Axe Cop? its an awesome WebComic written by a 5 Now 10 years old WebComic Writer and Drawn by a 29 Now 33 and half years old WebComic Artist, though WebComic universe of Axe Cop is weird and Outrageously Wacko, the Story Telling is Hilarious, and the art is incredibly Diverse, so Diverse the WebComic itself has its own Dark Horse printed Adaptations and some other Axe Cop Stories written exclusively for Print Only Comics, it even has its own TV show on Fox ADHD every saturday night at 11PM, though the 1st season of the show ended, I'm already hoping that season 2 of Axe Cop goes into production but until the artist of the WebComic gives news to wether or not Axe Cop's Show will be renewed for a 2nd season, we'll know. heres a link to the WebComic itself www.axecop.com I know you're gonna love the WebComic, at least that'll give you some ideas to either make a Furry FanComic or Parody of it? But than again? Most of the Masked Vigilantes on Axe Cop's Team are Parodies themselves, so maybe you could make a Parody of a Parody, am I rightRatigan Smug? give the WebComic a try thoughSwoosh.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I heard of Axe Cop, I find it amazing how the two work together to make this rather epic comic series. Great comics come from great minds - both the writer and illustrator!
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OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, some thing like that would take me a few days of research before I would get started. Thank you for sharing your process with us. It really shows how much work goes into a simple illustration.^^
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Jack3Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love the process that you go through when you draw. When I try to scenes I make the messy as hell sketches.
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HACK-THE-HEDGEHOG Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
loving your recent works elson, im doing stuff like this for my games development thing in college :P its totally inspiring 
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shadowandamyrose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would take maybe 3 to 6 days to sketch that, wonderful job ^U^ your practice and learning payed off
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SuperMoonImagination Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting! It's always cool to see the development process of something from start to finish.

Good luck with the assignment man! :)
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